Before the electrodough lesson began the pupils had been given an opportunity to learn about simple series and parallel circuits using traditional equipment such as crocodile clips. At the start of the lesson the teacher gave pupils ‘I can’ statements at the start of the lesson to focus their learning on success criteria. The level of complexity of the criteria increased as the children progressed in their learning e.g. I can make a simple circuit, to a series circuit, to a parallel circuit. Finally the pupils were given the opportunity to play and experiment and to apply their learning in a variety of contexts e.g. can they make a 3D model of their name that lights up, or a monster that lights up?. The example given here is a series circuit where an LED lights up when an electrical current is applied.
Year 5, Edwardsville Primary, Merthyr Tydfil
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